She represented Finland at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, but Nina Åström has not been seen much in the Finnish mainstream media since then.
Now she is the subject of an intimate portrait on the YLE Fem channel, and we find out she has been performing all the time since she became known through Eurovision, and is now giving gigs in prisons around the world.
She says that the year around her Eurovision performance was very intensive and that she learned a lot from the experience.
I learned about myself and my job, about media both in Finland and abroad, and about team work, she says.
She also says she learned about team work, and how she was just the visible part of something bigger, and how there were all the time people working in the background and supporting her.
Eurovision Song Contest has given her loads more work, we learn from the interview.
Especially in Russia and other Eastern countries they have a high regard for the song contest, so having performed at Eurovision opened doors for me, she confesses.
Nina says that everything she does springs from her Christian faith, even if she says it is not necessarily the music that is Christian, but the person performing.
And when she picks someone else’s song to sing, than one written be her herself, she does it because she wants to say something via the song.
Nina has released 11 albums since 1992.
Muotokuvassa/Bakom bilden at YLE Areena (in Finland only)
A little bit in the Finnish national final 2000: